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Re: [opensuse] Read-only NTFS Disks?
On 2014-11-18 03:14, Greg Freemyer wrote:
On November 17, 2014 7:57:45 PM EST, Lew Wolfgang <> wrote:

This idea may have merit. Certainly anyone with physical custody of a
device "owns" it, but it does remove the accidental "fat finger" file delete
factor. Greg: have you used these? Do they really block write

Yes, they block writes. They also do enable smartctl queries which some of
the higher end units block. I like having smartctl work even in the presence
of a write blocker.

What about the ATA security set? Without the password, you can not use
the disk. But it blocks reads, too.

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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